Türk Telekom still interested in Digiturk
Türk Telekom CEO Rami Aslan has said telecommunication giant’s interest in pay-TV platform Digiturk is still valid if the price would be right.Türk Telekom is still interested in digital pay-TV operator Digiturk, the company’s CEO has told a group of reporters, according to media reports.
In July, Türk Telekom submitted a non-binding offer to buy a 53 percent stake of Digiturk, one of 12 companies of the Çukurova group that was recently seized by Turkey’s state-run Savings Deposit and Insurance Fund (TMSF).However, Çukurova had said it found the amount too low.
Türk Telekom CEO Rami Aslan, who took the helm four months ago, said broadcasting content was very important for Türk Telekom and that Digiturk was one of the platforms offering the best content.“It can be bought at the right price of course,” he told economy editors from the Turkish media at a meeting held after the Galatasaray-Chelsea Champions League game in London, CNBC-e reported.
When asked whether Türk Telekom would participate in a tender that would be held for the Digiturk sale, Aslan said it was too early to answer as the firm needed to examine the tender conditions.Some media reports had claimed the TMSF was considering selling Digiturk in a tender.